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National minorities storm US embassy

MANILA — ‘Lakbayanis’ from north to south trooped to the United States (US) Embassy, Friday, September 15 to slam the US-led war on terror against Muslims, and its intervention in the country’s military and political affairs.

NPA Kalinga blames GRP for death of ailing pol prisoner

BAGUIO CITY — The Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kalinga pays tribute to Marcos Aggalao, the 74-year old political detainee who recently died while in hospital arrest at the same time condemns the Government of the Philippines (GRP) for his death.

Indigenous youth vs the war on drugs

BAGUIO CITY — “Duterte’s wars has brought nothing but disturbance, displacement and violence to the youth and indigenous communities because of selfish economic interests,” says Casselle Jannica Ton from the Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), a youth organization here.

UPB student council calls for an end to EJK

BAGUIO CITY — The student council of the University of the Philippines Baguio calls for a stop to extrajudicial killings (EJK), prosecution of perpetrators and a comprehensive solution to the illegal drug problem in a statement.

Cordillera IP network still calls to abolish NCIP

BAGUIO CITY — The widest alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) organization in the Cordillera reiterates its call to abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) amidst the allocation of P1,000 budget for 2018 by the House of Congress.

Abra youth protests red tagging by the Philippine Army

BAGUIO CITY — Members of the Kabataan Partylist-Abra Chapter condemned the 24th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) for tagging their group and one of their members as terrorist recruiting youngsters to rebel against the government.

Duterte’s all out war raises level of people’s war

BAGUIO CITY — In a statement sent to the media, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Ilocos Spokesperson Rosa Guidon said there is no other way to triumph against the barbarity of Duterte’s all-out war against the revolutionary movement and the people but to raise the level the people’s war and advance the national democratic revolution.

74 year old political detainee dies in Kalinga hospital

BAGUIO CITY — Marcos Aggalao, 74 year-old political detainee, succumbed on his bed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kalinga Provincial Hospital at 8:32 AM today September 13, in a little over a year of detention.

Three years still no justice for Lacub

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) mourns and protests the prevailing injustice to the Lacub martyrs, as it marked the third year of the willful killings of seven members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) and the extrajudicial killings of two civilians in a military operation, September 4, in Lacub, Abra that clearly violated international humanitarian law (IHL).